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Cutting -6 AN line

Old 05-14-2019, 06:56 PM
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Whatís everyone using to make clean cuts on the -6 stainless braided lines? I have fittings from Russell performance and nice stainless braided line but canít seem to get a clean cut. Iv tried tape and everything but end up stripping the end out and donít really wanna do it again considering theyíre $10+ each. Any suggestions?
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Summit sells a cheap pair of cutters that work good that also comes in handy on thick wiring.
ive used a really sharp chisel and tape in the past and one or two quick hard hits and its cut and u have to reshape but leaves a clean end.
seen some use fine tooth hacksaw but that leaves a mess imo but it works.
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well I bought a 6Ē cut off saw from harbor freight that I thought would work perfect. And didnít work out too well.
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I used a pair of cutters specifically for ptfe from summit and they worked ok but not very well left many of the SS strands and ragged edges on ptfe. I used a very nice set of tin snips to finish it off. eBay has them very cheap 20$ or so
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Buy a rotary cutoff tool or die grinder (air or electric) with a .3" dia 040-.062 thick cutoff wheel.

Put 2 wraps of masking tape over the line & cut through the tape.
It will leave a clean edge.
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Originally Posted by Lonnies Performance View Post
Buy a rotary cutoff tool or die grinder (air or electric) with a .3" dia 040-.062 thick cutoff wheel.

Put 2 wraps of masking tape over the line & cut through the tape.
It will leave a clean edge.
Thats kinda what I have but I believe the wheel is 5-6Ē or so. Iv tried the tape but doesnít seem to cut very cleanly
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A 5-6" grinder typically has a much thicker wheel.
Also black tape does not hold the braid tightly enough...it stretches from the heat of the cut & allows it to fray.
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my best results are from clamping a hose clamp over the hose where i plan to cut, and run a 4" grinder with a thin cutoff wheel across the top of the clamp. It makes for a straight, clean cut. Blow compressed air through the hose from the opposite end to clean as much of the rubber dust as possible.

this gives me consistent clean cuts in comparison to using electrical tape.
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Originally Posted by TXsilverado View Post
my best results are from clamping a hose clamp over the hose where i plan to cut, and run a 4" grinder with a thin cutoff wheel across the top of the clamp. It makes for a straight, clean cut. Blow compressed air through the hose from the opposite end to clean as much of the rubber dust as possible.

this gives me consistent clean cuts in comparison to using electrical tape.

I do the exact same thing! And the clamp can be ever so slightly loosened and slid down, it makes getting the nut on infinitely easier! No fighting frays
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